When we envision vegan foods, we often think of foods that are nothing but pure and healthy. However, it seems “junk food” is not exclusive to traditional diets that include fast food.
The bottom line is, if you’re going to adapt a vegetarian or vegan diet, good on you – but just be aware that not all the recipes are as healthy as they’re made out to be. Here are six vegetarian and vegan dishes you should maybe skip…
1. Soy and Tofu
Soy-based foods are a substitute for everything from burgers to milk to scrambled eggs. Experts are warning that in larger quantities (that is, more than a few cubes of it a day as a side dish) it can adversely affect your health.
WellnessMama.com lists some reasons why soy can be a determent to health. Firstly soy, the basis of tofu, contains something called phytoestrogens, which apparently mimic estrogen hormones. This can throw a male’s reproductive system out of whack. Tofu is also hard for the body to digest, adds FoodandWine.com.